Finished last week teetering on a bad record but the Buckeyes pulled it out in OT against Purdue and I finished 4 and 3 thanks to it! Lets look at the results.
Sparty @ TTUN. Sparty 27 to 24. WRONG TTUN 12 to 10
Nebraska @ Northwestern. Nebraska 35 to 13. RIGHT Nebraska 29 to 28
Minnesota @ Wisconsin. Wiscy 45 to 6. RIGHT Wiscy 38 to 13
Penn St. @ Iowa. Iowa 16 to 10. WRONG PSU 38 to 14
Indiana @ Navy. . US Navy 31 to 27, RIGHT US Navy 31 to 30
Purdue @ #7 Ohio State. Buckeyes blow up that annoying bass drum on wheels. RIGHT but not RIGHT ON, Buckeyes win in OT 29 to 22
S. Carolina @ Florida. South Carolina 21 to 17. WRONG Florida 44 to 11.
Its a good week of match-ups in the B1G, as the only game to help determine the bottom of the conference takes place between Indiana and Illinois. The rest of the games stand a chance at impacting the front runners chances in both divisions.
The I’s have it. Indiana @ Illinois. Both are 0-3 in the conference and 2-5 overall so this is the game to decide the bottom dwellers of the B1G. Neither team has had a good few weeks to start the conference off so something has to give. This is an easy choice because the Hoosiers have been so close the last two weeks losing by a combined 4 points. Hoosiers 37 to 21
Oh My Sparty. Michigan State @ Wisconsin. Need I really say more? MSU is 1-3 in the conference and in dire need of turning things around for the season to mean anything. Don’t think they’ll do it against a rolling Badger team. Wiscy 23 to 13
Oh Brother, Where are thou? Iowa @ Northwestern. The hawkeyes and wildcats both have 2 wins in conference so far and as games go, this might be one of the better games this weekend. Both needing to rebound from losses last week will be a good motivator. Northwestern 24 to 20
Big Bass Drum Stunned. Purdue at Minnesota. The Boilers thought they had the Buckeyes last weekend and a great thing happened, Kenny G. Purdue will have trouble rebounding from this after being stunned late in the game again. Minnesota 21 to 20
QB Showdown. #20 TTUN @ Nebraska. The Cornhuskers are probably gonna need to get their QB some help to win this gane now that Burkhead is out for the game. A great showdown between the two QB’s will come down to who gets more help. Still dificult to pick them but. TTUN 24 to 17
For the Leaders Title. #9 Ohio State @ Penn State. For all intents and purposes this game is being played to see who will really win the Leaders Dicision title and not go to the B1G championship game. The Buckeyes are on a mission even more so having avoided being upset by the boilers. No score as usual but the Buckeyes will roll in Unhappy Valley.
They Beat WVU Bowl. #15 Texas Tech @ #4 Kansas State. In consecutive weeks both of these teams D’s showed up and demolished the Heisman frontrunner and friends. This will be a game for the ages and most likely the game most expected when each played WVU. Offense all around and the team with the ball last wins. Kansas State 54 to 52
Okay, so maybe it wasn’t just the scores that was tripping me up. I at least finished this past week at a paltry 3-4 which brings my overall straight up picks to 15 and 18.
Big shout out to Buffalo Buckeye who leads tBBC Pick Em contest at the halfway mark but is closely followed by a large group of contestants which includes Ludwigs Losers and KenKoz who are just one point behind! Keep it up guys, still several people in the hunt. Strangely enough I am right in the middle…
Here’s last weeks results!
Michigan St. @ Indiana. Prediction: Sparty 41 to 13; RIGHT MSU 31 to 27
N.western @ Penn State. Prediction: Nerds 31 to 27; WRONG PSU 39 to 28
Illinois at Wisconsin. Prediction: Wiscy 17 to 10; RIGHT Wiscy 31 to 14
TTUN @ Purdue. Prediction: Purdue 21 to 20; WRONG TTUN 44 to 13
#21 Nebraska @ #12 Ohio State. Prediction:Buckeyes all the way; How little did I know RIGHT Ohio State 63 to 38
Georgia @ South Carolina . Prediction:Georgia 23 to 17; WRONG USC 35 to 7
WVU @ Texas. Prediction: Texas 34 to 28; WRONG WVU 48 to 45
It’s really going to tick a lot of people off but the top team in the Leaders Division is starting to walk away with the conference having won their first two tough games within the B1G. There’s still plenty of football left and the Buckeyes can still have a special season. Lets get to this weeks picks. Read More
I have decided to remove whether I got the score right or not and am going straight up with my picks. I will continue to include a guess of the score in most cases but it will just be a guide! The reason for this is the fact that I was an amazing five and one based on team picks and the score would have ruined the joy I felt! Here are the results from last week’s picks!!
Why bother. Minnesota @ Iowa. Iowa 21 to 16; Right Iowa 31 to 13
On Campus Recruiting Bowl. Penn St. @ Illinois. Illini 23 to 10; Wrong PSU 35 to 7
Hoosiers v. Nerds. Duh. Northwestern 35 to 10; Right Northwestern 44 to 29
Lumps are Us. Wisconsin @ Nebraska. Nebraska 21 to 13; Right Nebraska 30-27
Best of the Week. #14 Ohio State @ #20 Michigan State. Ohio State in a romp; Right OSU 17 to 16
Battered and Bruised week off. Purdue v. Marshall. Boilermakers 28 to 13; Right 51 to 41
I have finally found the right format as well, in sticking with what I know best, I am going with all of the B1G games and will pick a national best game. Hope you’re doing well in your pick-em contest and enjoy the week! Read More
The weak that was and I pulled an 0′fer and am 3 and 12 on the season! Atleast Im doing a little better in the Pick ‘em pool!!! Anyone want to replace me as the the picker for these contest games? Here are the results of my worst weak week ever!!!
Safe Bet. VTU over PITT 31 to 6; Role reversal and WRONG! PITT 35 to 17 (Some other time Fat Urkel)
Points Plus. Mizzou over Arizona St. 43 to 39; wrong on points Mizzou 24 to 20
Defensive Struggle. Navy over Penn St. 9 to 7; WRONG AGAIN!! PSU 34 to 7
Best Match-up. USC over Stanford 34 to 28; Glad I was WRONG Stanford 21 to 14
Best B1G Game. MSU over Notre Lame 24 to 17; Sparty WRONGED me! ND 20 to 3
Ok… here’s what you’ve got for this week:
Safe Bet. Maryland @ WVU. I’ll take WVU and the points here. Now that the Heisman front runner Geno Smith and his streaks in shoes Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey are firing on all cylinders in that high powered offense, they’ll take care of business quickly. Edsell’s Terp’s are still learning the ropes and have little chance of competing in this game. I was wron about my safe bet last week, but not this week. WVU 47 to 13
Points Plus. Fresno St. @ Tulsa. The Bulldogs hung 69 points last week on Colorado and the Golden Hurricanes blew through Nicholls St. for the tune of 66 points. The last time these two teams met in 2005 they combined for 55 points. I’d say the over in this match up is close to double that. Basketball on turf for sure. Fresno St. 54 to 49
Defensive Struggle. Rutgers @ Arkansas. I honestly am not too sure there is much left of John L. Smith and the Razorbacks after the Tide dismantled and blanked them last week. There isn’t help on the way in the form of the Scarlet Knights thoughas they are undefeated on the season and atop the Big Least standings. I’m not sure any of that means anything. Going with the gut feeling here. Arkansas 16 to 10
Best Match-up. Clemson @ Florida St. In my ACC preview I pretty much said it would come down to the man that beat the man that beat the . . , and here we go. If the home team holds pat, which I don’t believe they will, then FSU will become a front runner to possibly play the winner of the SEC championship for the national title. That being said, the ACC has a habit of beating up on each other in these types of games and ruining each others seasons. Its a tough place to play for sure but I still like Clemson to play for it in the end. Clemson 21 to 17
Best B1G Game. TTUN @ Notre Lame. It’s killing me that I have had to use these guys three weeks in a row and it’s even worse now that I have to chose between them and TTUN. Now that Notre Lame is finally leaving the B1G . . , oh wait . . , the Big Least . . , no . . , whatever, they’re headed to the ACC and good riddens! Two things I will never do, pick a TTUN team to win anything, nor will I ever root for them. Notre Lame 24 to 23
Good luck with this week’s picks and Go Bucks!
Over 200 years ago in our Country’s history there was a man poised to be a possible hero. Instead, General Benedict Arnold has become the household name for traitor. I am not going to turn this article into an American History lesson, but as we get closer to the kickoff of the season, and as the recruiting news keeps coming in almost daily, I take a look at three of Ohio’s all time Benedict Arnolds.
It’s no secret that Ohio State and that state north of Toledo have forged wars over the same territories. Most of the big time recruits in the Midwest are chased after by both schools. Not only does the recruiting get tough but also the recruits get tough. Recently Logan Tuley-Tillman infamously took to twitter and tweeted a picture burning his Ohio State offer letter. You don’t have to be a MENSA member to take a guess at what the fallout of that action was- Let’s just say that he will not be dotting the ‘I” ever. The worst part is that he is not even an Ohio native, he’s from Illinois!
Desmond Howard was born and raised in Cleveland, Oh and played his high school ball at St. Joseph High. A very accomplished athlete, Howard earned 3 varsity letters in track and football. There is no doubt about his athleticism but only doubt in his loyalty to his born state. Howard is famous for striking the Heisman pose against the Buckeyes in ’91. If you look real close at the photos you can almost see the red laser dots of thousands of wolverine hunters taking aim their prey. Read More
Bumped back a day to cover today’s press access- one more day means even more news, notes, and inanity.
There was no NCAA violation. If you could bold and underline that for me, please.
Done and done, coach.